Analysis that CATS is able to perform:

  • Identification of binding media and coatings
  • Characterization of inorganic and organic pigments
  • Description of degradation products and pathways
  • Dendrochronological dating and provenance of historic wood



X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer                                                               FTIR – Spectrometer


Analytical equipment available in CATS:

  • Spectroradiometer ASD (UV-VIS-NIR reflectance and radiance/irradiance analysis)
  • Leica M205 A Stereomicroscope (incl. Z-stack 3D imaging)
  • GC-MS/MS (Bruker Scion TQ)
  • Ion – Chromatograph (Methorom IC)
  • FTIR – Spectrometer (Bruker Tensor 27, Hyperion 3000 coupled to a microscope with MCI and[break] FPA detectors & Perkin Elmer Spectrum 1000 FTIR and NIR for transmittance)
  • Handheld FTIR (Bruker Alpha A-p with transmittance and attenuated total reflectance (ATR-FTIR))
  • Dispersive RAMAN microscope 532nm & 785nm  lasers / open stage / Spectrometer (Bruker Senterra)
  • X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer (Bruker Artax 400μXRF)
  • Handheld X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer (Bruker Tracer III-V+ & Elio from XGLab)
  • Portable X-ray scanner: Dürr CR 35/HD-CR 35 NDT Plus
  • X-ray (YXLON SMART EVO 160D directional system with 1.0 mm focal spot,[break]  20-160 kV, 0.5-7.0 mA and 750 W X-ray power/mains: 85-264 VAC, 45-65 Hz)
  • NIR, Near-infrared
  • HPLC, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Osiris IR InGaAs-array / ARTIST IR CDD-camera
  • Pol / Trans / UV / EPI Microscopes
  • INSTRON tensile testing equipment
  • Colour measurement, micro fading analysis & DNA sequencing